Garrett Godwin


Fun Flashback Friday: The History of “Baywatch”

TweetIt’s going to be a Memorial Day weekend at the box office beach with “Baywatch “starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron.  It is a big-screen adaptation of the widely popular 1990s action-adventure series starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, who will be making cameo appearances in the film. Once the world’s most-watched show, “Baywatch” debuted on NBC in 1989, but drowned after one season.  However, thanks to the Hoff, it was revived a year later into syndication, where it became a guilty pleasure with its simple premise: MitchRead More

Sir Roger Moore – ‘The Saint’ and James Bond 007 – passed away at the age of 89 years old

TweetThe world has lost a saint of an actor with Sir Roger Moore, who passed away Tuesday from a brief bout with cancer in Switzerland; he was 89 years old. Throughout his versatile career, Moore has been defined by fans across the globe for playing debonair and dashing Simon Templar, aka The Saint, and Ian Fleming’s suave and sophisticated British super-spy James Bond, aka 007 Based on the popular series of books from author Leslie Charteris, The Saint aired from 1962 to 1969 with Moore as Templar, the international manRead More

Movie Review: “Batman & Bill” original documentary from Hulu

Tweet Part of the legend of Batman is that he’s the world’s greatest detective.  Another part of the legend is that Batman is more than a symbol as well as a mask.  What else?  The legend of Batman was inspired by two legendary masked crime-fighters: Zorro, the Fox who marked his sword of justice for all as the original Caped Crusader, and the Shadow, the original Dark Knight who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of all men. While he has been considered to be an urban myth, BatmanRead More

‘Blacklist: Redemption’ wasn’t redeemed for a renewal of a second season

Tweet“The Blacklist: Redemption” is officially on the NBC blacklist, as the Peacock Network cancels the spy-thriller spin-off after one season. “The Blacklist” next season as Tom Keen, a former Blacklister and trained covert operative who fell in love with his target: his wife, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), the federal agent who forms an unlikely alliance with the notorious Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington – aka the Concierge of Crime – to catch criminals on the Blacklist: terrorists and evildoers law enforcement and government agencies could never find.  For instance, there was notRead More

Marvel Monday: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ renewed for a fifth season

Tweet Team Coulson lives to fight another day, as ABC gives Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” the go for a fifth season. Though the series hasn’t received Marvel-ous ratings, it maintains a devoted fan following: continuing to thrive creatively over the course of this season with Gabriel Luna on fire on vengeance as Robbie Reyes and his not-so Good Samaritan alter-ego Ghost Rider.  Season four also salutes Jason O’Mara as Jeffrey Mace, the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.  After spending two seasons in the shadows in their war against the terrorist cultRead More

Superhero Sunday: ‘Gotham’ rises for a fourth season renewal

Tweet“Gotham” won’t fall into cancellation, as FOX renews the Batman prequel series for a fourth season. Whereas CW’s “Supergirl” is the sophomore light, “Gotham” remains the dark of comic-book/superhero television in its third season as the ‘Mad City’ known for both the rise and wrath of villains such as Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Edward Nygma/the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), Poison Ivy (Maggie Geha), Jervis Tetch/the Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel), Firefly, Mr. Freeze (Nathan Darrow) … and, of course, the Joker. But Gotham is alsoRead More

Superhero Saturday: DC Comics’ Black Lightning joins the CW alongside ‘Supergirl-Flash-Arrow-Legends’

TweetThe CW is about to get more braver and bolder in jolting down another DC Comics superhero bolt, as the network picks up “Black Lightning” for the 2017-18 season.  The first African-American superhero of DC Comics, the series will be the latest from Greg Berlanti, who’s also the executive producer of the four-night “Supergirl”–“Flash”–“Arrow”–“Legends of Tomorrow” superhero ‘Invasion’. “Hart of Dixie” alumni Cress Williams will suit up in the role of Jefferson Pierce, a man who comes out of superhero retirement to become the Black Lightning once again when heRead More

Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ has heart, humor, and action

TweetThey may be ‘a-holes’, but they are the a-holes who made the A-List of superheroes.  Yes, I’m talking about “Guardians of the Galaxy”, who made something bad out of something good as the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014 opposite “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Now comes “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2”, and we’re ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ once more with Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot (voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel) … along with references ofRead More

‘Taken’ Thursday: NBC renews the series for a second season without showrunner Alex Cary

TweetNBC won’t literally be Taken off the air – if you can or cannot understand the meaning -, but the network has renewed the spy/thriller drama for a second season of 16 episodes … with a twist. According to via Deadline, series developer Alex Cary has ‘Taken’ himself off as both showrunner and executive producer, as the show is set to be rebooted for the new season as more of a procedural drama.  The hunt for a new showrunner is beginning, yet it remains to be clear whether TakenRead More

Fun Friday: Official first trailer of Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’

TweetThe battle of New York made Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow into a team of ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ known as Marvel’s The Avengers.  Now comes ‘The war for New York’ that will make Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist into ‘a team’ called Marvel’s The Defenders – loosely on the word ‘team’ for a quartet of loners, outsiders, rebels, and renegades. Here’s the line-up: Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox): the ‘blind ninja’ attorney who made a difference in Hell’s Kitchen as the loneRead More